(updated 11/24/14)

(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Nov 25)

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Dec 1, midnight.   This is the deadline to register for Dec 5-7 campout.  For registration, click here.

Adult Pre-Campout Mtg - Tue, Dec 2, 6:00p.  Adults plan for the campout.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Dec 2, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.  SPL election.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Dec 5-7.  The campout will be held at Trione Ranch, which is near Navasota.  Webelos and their parents are welcome.  For directions to site, click here.

Court of Honor - Tue, Dec 9, 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Dec 11, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Dec 14, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

FCT Advancement Session - Tue, Dec 16, 6:30p, Scout Room.

(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Dec 23 or Dec 30)



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Oct 28, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior two months.  In addition, Mark Enyart received his Eagle Scout rank.  If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Dec 9 at 6:30p.


Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.



We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.


Dues for 2014-15
Dues for the current school year are $150 for one scout and $125 for additional scouts from the same family.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check out to Troop 55 and send to: Jenny Kempner (T-55's Registrar), 3701 Overbrook Lane, Houston, TX 77027.

Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical forms for use starting March 2014.  For the new medical forms, click this link.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Dec 2, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Misc catch-ups, held in Rm L17
Nov 23, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, Scout Room
    - Misc requirements such as first aid,
       knot tying and map reading.
Dec 14, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, Scout Room
    - Misc requirements such as first aid,
       knot tying and map reading.
    - Orienteering will be offered at
       River Oaks Park.
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
SM/ASM Specific, Feb 21   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Apr 29, May 9-10 ► Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Jenny Kempner at registrar@troop55.org or 713-524-0003.